Homeopathy offers gentle cure for all diseases and health conditions. This is one of the reasons why it is preferred by many patients. Homeopathy helps curing the fissure and it also aims at providing effective cure so that the chance of a recurrence is reduced. This is helpful for patients because fissures can be very painful. Some very chronic cases of anal fissures may require a surgery if it cannot be treated. Doctors try to treat it first with the help of homeopathy, but if it cannot be cured then surgery is considered as a last resort.
A fissure is a small tear or a crack. It usually appears in the anal lining and is primarily caused because of hard stools or childbirth. Sometimes, fissures can also be caused because of diarrhoea. A person who suffers from an anal fissure will complain of excruciating pain during bowel movements. This pain doesn’t just end after the bowel movements. Instead, it carries on for a long time making it difficult for the person to carry out their daily chores normally.
Many infants suffer from fissures in the early years for reason which are yet to be found by researchers. Elderly patients may also suffer from fissures because of reduced flow of blood to the rectal area. When an anal fissure is not treated in a timely manner it can turn chronic which requires immediate treatment to help the patient avoid further pain. Many people who suffer from fissures experience recurrence of the problem through their lifetime. If you experience pain when you pass stools or if your stools have fresh blood on it then you must visit a doctor.
Symptoms and Signs
Some of the most common signs of a fissure are:
- Pain during bowel movement which can last for a long time after you have passed your stools.
- You may experience itching, a sense of burning or irritation in the anal area where the fissure has formed.
- Many patients find fresh blood in their stools or they may notice blood in the tissue paper when they wipe the anal area.
- Some anal fissures may also show a small lump of skin close to the area that is torn.
These are some of the most common signs and symptoms of an anal fissure.
If you suffer from any of these symptoms then it is important that you visit a doctor as soon as possible to get this treated. When they go untreated for a long time, fissures can turn worse and they may cause a lot of pain and discomfort. Your doctor will take you through a physical examination to check the fissure and it can be followed by a digital rectal examination. The doctor may use an endoscope to check the rectal canal for other signs of the problem you are facing. The examination also helps the doctor figure if the main cause of the problem is the fissure of if there is another cause like haemorrhoids.